East’s top four hopes up in division one bowls

A SIX shot victory has boosted Ballarat East’s top four chances, as the double blues go three in a row in Ballarat District Bowls division one.

East beat Learmonth 91-85 at Learmonth on Saturday.

Peter Wilson’s team won 23-17 against Michael Casey’s, Luke Whitehead’s four won 28-22 against David Kelly and Chris McDonald’s won 23-19 against Bill Shillito.

Dean’s rink went down 27-17 to Glenn Stowe. 

Mt Xavier beat an under-strength BMS, 100-84, to maintain top spot. John Maher’s team beat Kevin McLean 33-16 and Beau Adams won 26-19 against David Schreenan. Jeff Ryan 27-20 beat Aaron Emonson and Cameron Bryce 22-21 defeated Mick Storey.

Ballarat had a four rinks to nil, 109-83 away win against City Oval. Andrew Dalgleish’s team beat  Mitch Walton 32-23, Peter Hopkins defeated Wayne Roberts 29-22, Paul Ashmore won 32-18 against Heath Fumberger, and Wayne Fitzgerald won 25-20 against John Peddlesden.

Webbcona defeated Buninyong 101-89, with Garry van Kessel (28-14) and Harold Worsley’s (31-18) rinks up. Graeme Simpson (26-21) and Keith Chapman (31-21) scored for the visitors. 

Smeaton beat Victoria at home 94-93. Bill Leishman (21-15) and Jim Taylor (30-21)  won for Smeaton, while Tony Lange (30-26) and Bob Whitcher 30-26) scored for the visitors. 

LADDER: MT XAVIER eight wins, 124 points; BALLARAT seven wins, 120; BMS six wins, 110; BALLARAT EAST five wins, 99; Learmonth four wins, 84; Smeaton five wins, 83; Buninyong four wins, 80; City Oval four wins, 79; Webbcona three wins, 70; Victoria two wins, 51.